GAINESVILLE, FL--(Marketwire - September 12, 2012) - Quick-Med Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: QMDT), a life sciences company focused on developing antimicrobial technologies for healthcare and consumer markets, announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance for a patent protecting Stay Fresh®, Quick-Med's revolutionary new antimicrobial technology.
"It is very exciting to receive this allowance, which confirms the unique nature of our Stay Fresh Antimicrobial technology," commented Bernd Liesenfeld, president of Quick-Med Technologies. "This allows us to offer our partners a very well protected license position for our unique hydrogen peroxide based antimicrobial, which is already EPA-registered."
Stay Fresh Antimicrobial technology is eco-friendly, safe, non-toxic, and cost effective. Textiles treated with Stay Fresh have been proven to retain potent antimicrobial activity for as many as 100 wash cycles, with reduction of bacterial levels by up to 99.9999%. The active antimicrobial agent utilized in Stay Fresh is hydrogen peroxide, which is non-toxic, and degrades to eco-friendly water and oxygen.
As consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental and toxicological impacts of the products that enter their households, companies are under increasing pressure to offer ecologically friendly solutions. One established consumer antimicrobial that has recently received increasing public attention and concern is triclosan [5-chloro-2-(2-4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol], with concerns including possible degradation to dioxin products, and a recent study reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences demonstrating that exposure to triclosan can lead to muscle weakening in lab animals (http://www.pnas.org/content/109/35/14158.abstract). Quick-Med Technologies provides effective, durable and easy to implement antimicrobial technologies that offer safe alternatives to aging competing technologies, and allow manufacturers to develop value-enhanced products for their customers.
Originally developed to meet the demanding requirements of a military uniform application, Quick-Med began its Stay Fresh commercialization efforts with apparel and other consumer textile applications. The Company has since expanded its focus to include medical devices and has filed a 510(k) Premarket Notification with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a device that incorporates Stay Fresh Antimicrobial technology.
About Stay Fresh Antimicrobial
Stay Fresh Antimicrobial is Quick-Med's newest technology platform, offering a breakthrough in antimicrobial protection. Today's leading freshness-enhancing textile technologies are unable to control certain bacteria and unable to maintain efficacy throughout the life of the product. Stay Fresh is designed to overcome these limitations by providing cost-effective, durable, and sustained antimicrobial protection. The safe, eco-friendly active ingredient in Stay Fresh is bonded to fibers or fabrics, and retains its efficacy for as many as 100 laundering cycles, in hot or cold water.
About Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
Quick-Med Technologies, Inc. is a life sciences company that is developing proprietary, broad-based technologies for infection prevention and control in the consumer and healthcare markets. Stay Fresh®, Quick-Med's latest core-technology, joins NIMBUS®, used in wound dressings, and NimbuDerm™, a technology being developed as a long-lasting hand sanitizer. For more information, see: www.quickmedtech.com.
© 2012 Quick-Med Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. NIMBUS® and Stay Fresh® are registered trademarks and NimbuDerm™ is a trademark of Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
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Note: Antimicrobial information is presented solely to assist in technology evaluation and is not intended to be a public health claim.